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Monday, January 19, 2009

Your tax dollars at work

Posted By on Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:02 AM

The Northwest Arkansas Times (the Hussman-owned wraparound for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Fayetteville), thinks it should get city's legal notice business, even if it's the high bidder, versus the Stephens-owned paper in, shudder, Springdale. (Note: the D-G operation in that part of the world is mostly in Lowell.)

The Iconoclast has the story and a perspective not available in the NWA Times.

Didn't I read something once in the D-G about the Little Rock Advertising and Promotion Commission not following a low-bid process? Memory's hazy, but I don't think the newspaper approved.

Comments at the Iconoclast touch on the influence the newspaper lobby has long held in dictating terms of the legal notice business in Arkansas. Sooner or later, the business should migrate to the cheaper web. Given the desertion of newspapers, you have to wonder whether it isn't time to consider other means of delivering public notices.

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